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Friday, March 5, 2010

Testosterone's impact the Brain



Testosterone has a powerful impact on the Brain. Research shows that the drop in Testosterone is related to cognitive and brain aging. The Testosterone-Brain Connection affects basic memory, clear thinking, and Dementia.





Many men must improve their Testosterone levels at some point, but only in extreme cases should bio-identical Testosterone replacement be encouraged.

In many cases men cannot make enough Testosterone or their bodies over-convert Testosterone to Estrogen. There are tests in the Expanded Male Hormone panel from Diagnos-Techs that show where the problem lies.




Many men cannot keep the levels balanced due to an enzyme called Aromatase that converts Testosterone to Estrogen.


This over-conversion can be slowed down with Testanex, along with Glysen, which improves insulin function. http://bit.ly/d4P8U1



The Brain-Testosterone Connection

Testosterone has a powerful impact on the Brain. Research shows that the drop in Testosterone is related to cognitive and brain aging. The Testosterone-Brain Connection affects basic memory, clear thinking, and Dementia.

Many men must improve their Testosterone levels at some point, but only in extreme cases should bio-identical Testosterone replacement be encouraged. In many cases men cannot make enough Testosterone or their bodies over-convert Testosterone to Estrogen. There are tests in the Expanded Male Hormone panel from Diagnos-Techs that show where the problem lies. Many men cannot keep the levels balanced due to an enzyme called Aromatase that converts Testosterone to Estrogen. This over-conversion can be slowed down with Testanex, along with Glysen, which improves insulin function.






The most common reason for low Testosterone in men is stress. The brain releases LH, which causes Testosterone to be made. When there is too much stress, suppression of LH occurs. The use of Testosterone therapy in men can also turn off the release of LH causing a loss of the feedback to the brain.

At the point feedback is lost, the brain stops knowing that it needs to make more testosterone. Natural botanicals and compounds that nutritionally support LH pathways in men are found in the product Opticrine.

Low Testosterone in men has been linked to a risk factor for Alzheimer's. This is caused by a reduction of the secretion of beta-amyloid protein. The theory is that the increased secretion of this protein with aging tangles up with the nerve cells, causing poor transmission and leads to nerve cell death and destruction. Studies are still ongoing but evidence suggests that improving Testosterone levels can slow down this destructive cycle. Other studies show that Testosterone can increase the rate of regeneration, increase nerve growth and protect nerves from cell death due to environmental stress.

The neurotransmitter Dopamine is strongly affected by Testosterone. It will support regeneration of injured nerves and slow down neurodegeneration. The Neurotransmitter Assessment can show symptoms of low Dopamine. Using the MyVits supplement Dopatone may be of great benefit.



In Summary:


Testosterone levels fall as men age. The improvement of Testosterone levels is a bit tricky. When the brain wants more Testosterone it makes a hormone called LH to release it. When someone is given Testosterone that does not have low LH, their own naturally occurring production is stunted. The primary problem was missed - as it commonly is.



This means no one should be given Testosterone without first checking the LH level to be sure it is HIGH not LOW and checking for insulin resistance.

Opticrine is our choice when LH is LOW. Testanex when Estrogens are higher than normal.

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